Kimberly Mehalick Bio
Kim Mehalick is an engineer by day and beekeeper by night and weekend. Kim is an EAS Master Beekeeper. She is the past President of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association (MSBA) and is active in BUMBA (mentoring program lead, manager of the teaching apiary), AABA (program lead) and DC beekeeping (education committee). She is also a member of MCBA and CCBA. She regularly teaches in short courses in a variety of topics.
Kim has worked to increase education opportunities within MSBA, and developed the popular nucs and splits class. She was the driving force behind the Beekeeping Year 2 and Beyond ten session class, which became a reality once Mike Mehalick and Allen Storm joined the development/teaching team. We won the MSBA George Imirie Award for Education excellence in Nov 2023
Kim is also a lifetime member of EAS. Her favorite part of beekeeping, after mentoring new beekeepers, is making queens through a variety of backyard beekeeper methods. Sharing the wonder of opening a hive, and discovering how the bees think is a wonderful thing to do.
Kim and Mike Mehalick keep about 100 hives on their property and various outyards as part of their “The Queen’s Honey” apiary. They run primarily medium equipment and sell nucs each spring. Since 2013, they have also sold hive products from their company Clean Bee Soapworks including honey, bees, soap, lotions, bath bombs and lip balms.